• Muppet/Sesame Street performer: Richard Hunt

    1 month ago - By Durkin Works

    The next Muppet/Sesame performer in my series is Richard Hunt.
    Richard Hunt was born in 1951 and began working with Jim Henson in 1970. In 1972, he was hired full-time as Sesame Street, mostly performing background characters. Soon he began performing more high-profile characters like Don Music, Gladys the Cow and Forgetful Jones.
    For the Muppets, he quickly moved to the forefront with characters like Scooter, Janice, Sweetums, Statler, and Beaker, and his beloved antics both on and off camera delighted his fellow performers.
    Richard Hunt left us in 1992, but his characters live on in the...
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  • Muppet/Sesame Street performer: Kevin Clash

    Muppet/Sesame Street performer: Kevin Clash

    1 month ago - By Durkin Works

    Today's Muppet/Sesame Street Performer: Kevin Clash
    Kevin Clash was born in Turner's Station Maryland in 1960. He began his puppetry career in the early '80's on such non-Henson projects as Wake Up with the Captain and The Great Space Coaster. He officially began working on Sesame Street in 1984 performing Hoots the Owl and his breakout character, Elmo. He became one of the main performers on The Jim Henson Hour, where his character Clifford emerged as a major cast member. Kevin performed for the next two decades for both Sesame Street and with the Muppets, until he resigned in 2012.
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